The Role of Psychological Counselors in Crisis Intervention
2003, 11 (4):
Psychological counselors are increasingly needed as a very special kind of professional in various crisis-intervention. This is because that psychological counselors have basic and professional attributes such as morality, self-consciousness, honesty, calmness, agility, sympathy and empathy, which are usually acquired through a series of long term professional training. Besides, psychological counselors have learned a lot of special crisis intervention techniques, which prepare themselves in dealing with various crises. These techniques include those of attending, listening, assessing individuals in crisis state and some practical intervention programs. In the end, some important working areas, in which psychological counselor usually play key roles, are introduced, and some ideas about the roles of Chinese counselor in crisis intervention are discussed.
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